San Francisco Sheriff Paul Miyamoto got his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday as part of the city’s recent expansion to Phase 1B of the state’s vaccine prioritization plan.
On Wednesday, city leaders announced the city had moved onto Phase 1B, which includes some 168,000 people, including emergency service workers like law enforcement; teachers; child care workers; and people who work in the food service and agriculture industry.
In January, the city first began vaccinating Phase 1A, which included some 210,000 health care workers and people 65 years old and above.
The city has opened multiple vaccination sites, including three large scale sites, although city officials have said acquiring enough vaccine is one of the biggest challenges. Once more doses are secured, the city is hoping to vaccinate as many as 10,000 people daily across all sites.
Miyamoto received his vaccine shot at the city’s Moscone Center vaccination site.
“It didn’t hurt and takes less than a second,” he said. “The process was seamless and easy to do.”
Miyamoto is set to receive his second dose within three weeks.
“The more people that are vaccinated, the less chances of COVID spreading through our community and work sites,” he said.
Miyamoto registered for his vaccine at www.myturn.ca.gov. Those who live and work in San Francisco and who are eligible for the vaccine can also sign up for an appointment at www.sf.gov/getvaccinated.